Catalyst Management to Improve Manufacturing Uptime

A new service introduced in the UK from Veolia is targeting the process chemical and steel sectors which rely on catalysts for manufacturing a range of products. According to the resource management company, manufacturing sites using its catalyst management service will benefit from increased plant efficiencies, and enhanced safety performance. Delivered by specialist handling teams,…


Pacific Industrial Completes One of Salt Lake City’s Biggest Single-Building Industrial Sales

Pacific Industrial has sold a 824,320 square foot logistics centre in Salt Lake City to developer Principal Global Investors in a transaction advised by Cushman & Wakefield. The recently completed Pacific Summit Logistics Center is a single industrial facility totaling 824,320 square feet located at 885 N John Cannon Drive. The developer, a Southern California-based…


Construction to Start at £26M Lancashire Industrial Park Project

Building work commencing in December will deliver 405,000 sq ft of industrial and commercial space at a new £26 million industrial and commercial park on the historic 21-acre Botany Bay site in Chorley, Lancashire. On completion, the new development will feature 33 units for light industrial and commercial use ranging in size from 1,000 sq…

Net Zero

ROCKWOOL to Trial Green Hydrogen

ROCKWOOL is piloting hydrogen as a power source for its Bridgend factory in the United Kingdom under an initiative which is being funded by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Net Zero Innovation Portfolio. The project which is part of BEIS’ wider Industrial Hydrogen Accelerator programme, is a partnership between ROCKWOOL Ltd,…

Case Studies

A Case Study from China: Reusing Industrial Wastewater in Cooling Towers

Sinopec Chongqing SVW Chemical Company (SVW) recently introduced an initiative to continuously improve water reuse and recycling at its chemical plant in Chongqing, China, supported by Ecolab. Recycle wastewater for use in cooling towers at the factory aligns the company with Chinese government’s efforts to conserve energy and reduce emissions. Actions Ecolab’s water and process…

Net Zero

Lowering Energy Costs for Tenants with Solar

Greater Manchester property business George Moss & Sons Ltd which celebrated its centenary in 2020 has pledged support for commercial tenants struggling with energy bills by investing £500k in new solar panel installations. The family business owns and manages 620,000 sq.ft. of prime industrial property on the Moss Industrial Estate on St. Helen’s Road in…


Innovative Industrial Safety Manifesto to be Unveiled at GMIS America

Launched as a partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), in collaboration with Cambridge University’s Cambridge Industrial Innovation Policy (CIIP), Global Initiative for Industrial Safety (GIFIS) has brought together industry leaders from across the world to develop the first-ever Industrial Safety Manifesto,…


Wells Fargo Strengthens Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust’s Property Programme with Flexible Debt Finance

abrdn plc’s Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust (AIPUT) has secured £350m of new debt financing from Wells Fargo to deliver a transformational investment programme for its prime industrial real estate portfolio in the United Kingdom. The new Facility which consists of a split-term loan and revolving credit facility structure with an initial committed term of…


Pittsburgh to Host Inaugural Edition of GMIS America

The UAE-sponsored Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) has selected Pittsburgh to host the inaugural edition of GMIS America from September 28–30, 2022. Scheduled to be opened by The Hon Thomas Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, GMIS America will convene experts from governments and the private sector in Pittsburgh to spearhead discussions that…


Charitable Foundation to Donate Proceeds from US $37M Sale of North Hollywood Industrial Park

Cushman & Wakefield has advised charitable foundation, The Ben B. and Joyce E. Eisenberg Foundation, on the disposal of a fully leased industrial park totaling 139,567 square feet in North Hollywood, California, with all proceeds from the sale to support the foundation’s charitable activities. Known as the Sherman Way Industrial Center, the multi-tenant property consists…

Life Safety

Pfannenberg Launches World’s Brightest Stack Light

Pfannenberg has unveiled the BR50 Series Stacklight™, a visual indicators of a machine’s status for industrial machinery operatives which it claimms as the brightest on the market, outshining its own legacy range of stack light LEDs by 10,000 per cent. The solution features an online configuration tool that makes it easier to design a simple…


Linde Selects STRABAG PFS for Bavarian IFM Contracts

Linde GmbH has appointed STRABAG PFS subsidiary, STRABAG Building and Industrial Services GmbH, to deliver a range of integrated hard and soft FM services at three production sites in Bavaria, following a competitive tender process. A M&E contract was signed on 1 June, with a second contract governing building fabric and infrastructure agreed on 1…


Veolia Boosts Maintenance and Industrial Capabilities with Technology

Veolia, has extended the capabilities of its Industrial Site Services (ISS) team with the introduction of the latest vehicle technologies. By limiting any process downtime these will also help industrial sites to boost cost-efficient productivity. Designed to tackle complex site process cleaning projects in sectors such as petrochemical, water utility, chemical, food and beverage and…


Leadec UK Certified to ISO 41001:2018 – Facility Management

Following an intensive audit, Leadec Ltd, the UK subsidiary of the Stuttgart-based global industrial facility servics and engineering infrastructure provider, Leadec Holding, has achieved certification to ISO 41001:2018 – the first standard of its kind for facilities management. “We are delighted to be one of the very few organizations who have achieved this standard. It…


HID Global Acquires Vizinex RFID

Expand Portfolio of High-Performance Passive RFID Tags


Triplett Launches Environmental Particle Counter for IAQ Monitoring

Simultaneously measures 6 channels of particle sizes down to 0.3 microns

Life Safety

How Sprinklers Saved a Warehouse

Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance, explains how an automatic sprinkler system in a warehouse in Leicestershire in England helping the fire service extinguish a fire and prevent further damage. A fire broke out in the storage area of warehouse premises in Hudson Way, Magna Park at 9:30pm on Thursday, March 16th with…

Life Safety

RoSPA Recognition for Actavo

Actavo has secured four awards in acknowledgement of its work in the area of health and safety at the annual Health and Safety Awards organised by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in the UK. Three of the awards recognise the strategic operations partner which offers services globally across a diverse range…


Raising a Glass to Warehouse Automation

Warehouse automation is helping the beverage industry combat new commercial pressures in the post-pandemic era, says Paul Freeman, Head of Logistics Solutions for Toyota Material Handling. With increasingly fickle consumers demanding new brands and flavours all the time, drink manufacturers are continuously looking to add to their product offerings. As a result, across the beverage…

Corporate Social Responsibility

The Business of Health Equity

A major new report from the UCL Institute of Health Equity (UCL-IHE) and Legal & General lays a roadmap for the role of industry in ‘levelling up’ the United Kingdom, and examines the evidence of how businesses affect health and what they can do to improve health equity.  In the past, businesses have often been…


Real Estate Investment Company Acquires Salt Lake City Industrial Site

Cushman & Wakefield has advised Phoenix, Arizona-based real estate and investment company, ViaWest Group, on the acquisition of an 18-acre industrial development site in Salt Lake City, Utah. The site features an existing 37,000 square foot modern industrial building and ViaWest plans to split the existing lot, creating a separate 11-acre parcel on which it…


Postponement of CIFF Guangzhou 2022

Following the recent suspension of all live events by the provincial government of Guangzhou in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 49th edition of FM Industry partner exhibition, the China International Furniture Fair (CIFF), has been postponed until further notice. A rescheduled date for the event – the largest event in the furniture industry calendar,…

Automation & AI

EcoStruxure Building Management Systems for warehouses

Schneider Electric is introducing EcoStruxure Building Management Systems (BMS) for warehouses as part of a new offering to improve connectivity for future-ready warehouse operations and deliver greater efficiency and resiliency for the logistics industry. With the logistics industry under pressure from increasing volumes and supply chain challenges, ensuring process efficiencies and robust operations are critical…


Final Call for Exhibitors: International Property Show Dubai 2022

FM Industry partner event, International Property Show (IPS) Dubai, will take place from 24 to 26 March 2022, offering regional and global real estate investors the opportunity to benefit from an upturn in demand created by Expo 2020. Dubai’s real estate market continues to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic following the introduction…

Best Practice

The Right Replacement Fill for Your Cooling Tower

Steve Kline, product applications manager at Baltimore Aircoil Company, Inc., explains the importance of fill media selection for optimising cooling tower performance in industrial applications.    Cooling towers offer a proven and cost-effective solution for rejecting heat from condenser water and industrial processes. To maximize the operating cost savings, the fill media — the heat…

Life Safety

Sprinklers in Warehouse Fire Safety Planning

Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance, explains how sprinklers can minimise injury and damage caused by fires in warehouse facilities. Firefighters were called to what was reported as “a huge fire” at a warehouse near Wakefield in Yorkshire, Northern England The devastating blaze tore through a car workshop and a concrete factory on…


Alere Acquires Single-Tenant Riverdale Industrial Asset

Cushman & Wakefield has advised the sale of a brand new 709,081-sf Class A industrial warehouse facility situated on over 39 acres in Riverside, Los Angeles, California to the Alere Property Group. Completed in 2021 and located in the Inland Empire East submarket, the Freeway Business Center is positioned in one of the most desirable…

Life Safety

Reducing the “Waking Watch” Burden on Leaseholders

The Waking Watch division of UK life safety company, Prime Secure, has launched a budget wireless common fire alarm system. In the wake of the Grenfell disaster, thousands of leaseholders across the UK have shouldered the financial burden of either a wired alarm solution, or a waking watch fire marshal, which could cost more than…


Disruptive Technologies Wins Prestigious IoT Breakthrough Award

Disruptive Technologies (DT), the creator of the world’s smallest wireless sensors, has been recognized as “IoT Sensor Company of the Year” in the 6th annual IoT Breakthrough Awards program. The IoT Breakthrough Awards program recognizes innovators, leaders and visionaries from around the globe in a range of IoT categories, including Industrial and Enterprise IoT, Smart…


Frost & Sullivan Recognition for Facilio

Frost & Sullivan has recognised IoT building operations and maintenance platform Facilio with a Best Practices’ Product Leadership Award.  With multiple nominees in the category, Frost & Sullivan evaluates participating companies across two dimensions—product portfolio attributes and business impact. Facilio emerged as the winner of the award demonstrating 5-times growth over the last 6 quarters,…


New Name, Same Vision

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has rebranded to reflect an expanding remit as its members increasingly collaborate on other issues its expanded remit and ongoing collaborative vision for the future.  The unique alliance of trade associations and professional bodies has been rebranded as the Construction Industry Collective Voice (CICV), putting more emphasis on its…

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